Known for her leadership of the bi-partisan New America Foundation think-tank, she also taught for many years at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
After graduating from both Princeton University and Oxford University, she earned a law degree from Harvard.
In 2012, she published an extremely popular article, "Why Women Still Can't Have it All," in The Atlantic magazine.
She grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia. Her marriage to fellow Princeton University political science professor Andrew Moravcsik produced two children.
During Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as United States Secretary of State, Slaughter held office as the State Department's Policy Planning Director.